mpulsiv wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:57 am
I fail to understand why bother with regen. After all, your brake pads don't come into play until your braking demand exceeds the stopping force of the regen system. As soon as you touch the brake pedal, regen kicks in sequential order: D1 -> D2 -> D3 -> B -> your brake pads. So, why bother?
On a different note, here's the screenshot from the owner's manual. If I understand this correctly, we must take foot off the pedal when switch drive modes (e.g. D1, D2, D3, B) due delay in re-calibration. Please chime in.
I am by no means regen braking expert but do not agree with the sequence you provided ( "As soon as you touch the brake pedal, regen kicks in sequential order: D1 -> D2 -> D3 -> B -> your brake pads). When you touch the brake pedal, you DO START engaging the brake pads. On the contrary, brakes are NOT used when slowing using any of the four regen modes (D1, D2, D3, and B).
As for your understanding of the manual, again, I think you're reading it incorrectly. The note about not accelerating when moving the selector surely applies to the 'move' between P, R, N, and D. I would argue that switching between D and D1/D2/D3 and B modes are precisely that: 'switches' and the annotation you're reading has nothing to do with those.